A personal challenge; and I admit one I'm proud of. When writing music, I usually don't restrict myself to certain instruments, but start with a full orchestra, from strings to woodwinds to brass to percussion, all-inclusive. Also, it doesn't take long until I start fiddling with the big things: Horn ensembles and huge timpanis & drums just sound awesome; so why miss out on those? Kada-boom!
So, the question was: Can I write something simple? Small chamber orchestra piece, maybe? Get a flute, an oboe, some violins, violas and cellos, and that's it? Here's the result.
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Created with FLStudio 9.
Orchestral Samples included in this recording from the Vienna Symphonic Library. (Rawr!)
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